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Caregiver

Home Helpers
Job Description
Description:
1.   Caregivers provide service to individuals in their own homes and communities,
      who need assistance caring for themselves as a result of old age, sickness,
      disability and/or other inflictions. Personal Care may include assistance with the
      activities of daily living, housecleaning, laundry, meal preparation, transportation,
      companionship and respite.
2.   Caregivers are responsible for ensuring that service is delivered in a caring and
      respectful manner, in accordance with relevant Agency policies and industry
      standards.
 
Responsibilities/Activities:
3.   Assist with the activities of daily living and personal care including:
        • bathing        • mouth care     • dressing        • hair care    • feeding
        • toileting         • medication reminding         • skin care    • exercise
4.   Ensure client’s safety and security by supervising the home environment;
5.   Teach/perform meal planning and preparation, routine housekeeping activities
      such as making/changing beds, dusting, vacuuming, washing floors, cleaning
      kitchen and bathroom, and laundry;
6.   Provide companionship including social interactions, conversations, emotional
      reassurance and encouragement of activities that stimulate the mind;
7.   Provides respite care for families in accordance with care plans;
8.   Perform/assist with essential shopping/errands, which may include handling the
      client’s money in accordance with the care plan and under the observation of the
      supervisor;
9.   Assist clients with following a written, special diet plan and reinforcement of
      diet maintenance, which is provided under the direction of a physician and as
      identified on the care plan;
10. Escort clients to medical facilities, errands, shopping and outings as specified in
      the care plan;
11. Assist clients with communication by writing or typing correspondence for them or
      researching information for them;
12. Participate on the Care Team by providing input and making suggestions;
13. Ensure service is delivered in accordance with all relevant policies, procedures
      and practices;
14. Monitor supplies and resources;
15. Follow the written care plan;
16. Carry out duties as assigned by the supervisor;
17. Observe clients and their environments and reports unsafe conditions to
      supervisor;
18. Observe clients and their environments and reports behavior, physical and/or
      cognitive changes and/or changes in living arrangements to supervisor;
19. Complete and maintain records of daily activities, observations, and direct hours
      of service;
20. Attend orientation, in-service training sessions and staff meetings;
21. Develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with
      others;
22. Communicate with Supervisor and co-workers.
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